Tia Martino is busy educating people about pit bulls and other canine breeds that have a bad reputation.

She has dedicated her senior project at Shepaug Valley High School in Washington to that goal.

To demonstrate the dogs are not dangerous to other dogs or people, she will host a pack walk -- a community dog walk -- Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Riverwalk Pavilion on School Street in Washington Depot.

Martino will map out a route for the walks. The senior said she hopes "a bunch of people can go out with their dogs and socialize."

All dog breeds are welcome.

Residents interested in walking, but who do not have a dog, are welcome.

Representatives of the Bully Breed Rescue organization in New Canaan, N.Y., which specializes in rescuing all bully breeds and finding them homes, will be on hand with dogs and to answer questions.

The cost is $5 per walker with a dog or dogs and $3 per walker without a dog.

Proceeds raised and donations accepted at the even, will benefit Bully Breed Rescue.